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The Magnificent Nahanni - The Struggle to Protect a Wild Place

The Magnificent Nahanni

The Struggle to Protect a Wild Place

Paperback : 9780889774605, 304 pages, March 2017

Table of contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

A Note on Terminology

PART 1 : THE WONDERS OF THE NAHANNI: PLANNING FOR A NATIONAL PARK RESERVE

CHAPTER 1:  Envisioning  the Magnificent Nahanni
CHAPTER 2:  Creating the Initial Nahanni National Park Reserve: Ideal Wilderness and Top-Down Planning
CHAPTER 3:  The Struggle for Expansion: New Ideas and Approaches in the 1980s and 1990s

PART II: WHY AND HOW THE NATURAL QUALITIES OF THE NAHANNI WERE CONSERVED IN THE PAST

CHAPTER 4 : The Nineteenth-Century Fur Trade: The Early Years
CHAPTER 5: The Nineteenth-Century Fur Trade: The Later Years
CHAPTER 6: Mining and Mixed Economy
CHAPTER 7: Conserving the Ecological Integrity of the Nahanni for More than Two Hundred Years

PART III: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

CHAPTER 8: Challenges and Opportunities
CHAPTER 9: Analogies with Experience Elsewhere

A Note on Sources

Appendix A: A Timeline for the Protection of the Nahanni

Appendix B: A List of Traditional Place Names in the Dene Language

Notes

References

Permissions Acknowledgements

Index

Description

"Fascinating and impressive." Thomas Gunton, Director of Resource and Environmental Planning, Simon Fraser University and former Deputy Minister of Environment, Lands and Parks, Government of British Columbia.

The Magnificent Nahanni extols the natural wonders of the South Nahanni Valley--its untamed waters, high, glaciated mountains, great falls, deep canyons, extensive forests, alpine tundra, and diverse wildlife, including caribou, wolf, Dall's sheep, and grizzly bear. It is also the story of cooperative efforts to conserve this area of the Northwest Territories as a National Park while enabling Indigenous people to continue to hunt and fish there.

"Just as the Nahanni is an exceptional place, this is no ordinary book. It contains reflections on this remarkable national park landscape by one of the keenest students of parks and protected areas this country has ever produced." Harvey Locke, co-founder of Yellowstone-Yukon Conservation Initiative and past president of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

"[A]n exemplary multi-discipline approach to land use studies and cooperative approaches to researach, planning and land management, especially involving Indigenous and non-governmental gorups--in short, this book makes a major contribution to research." John S. Marsh, co-editor, Changing Parks